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Poster: as1307 Date: Sep 9, 2006 9:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Greatest Garcia Vocal Performances

Garcia as vocalist.

lately i've been getting into strong vocal performances by garcia, typically in later era GD. possibly as some of the guitar skills declined a bit, he compensated by tearing it down vocally, with emotional performances.
two of these that come to mind are 3/21/94 stella blue and 10/1/94 so many roads. beautiful and sad.

just listened to 7/22/84 loser which is ROUGH and growly, but huge.

anyone else have some favorites?

and by the way, this isnt limited to older jer, as i'd love to check out some sweet, smooth 70's too.

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Poster: sydthecat Date: Sep 9, 2006 3:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Greatest Garcia Vocal Performances

Visions of Johanna Salt Lake 1995

Tennessee Jed USCB, Santa Barbara 1978

There's more but those are great. The first is stunning.

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Poster: tmond Date: Sep 11, 2006 5:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Greatest Garcia Vocal Performances

It may not stand up to some of the perfect gewms out there. It is well worth having a listen to the 2nd set Alpine Valley 6/23/88. Jerry is spectaular vocally (as well as instrumentally) during Believe It Or Not. He' Gone has a few vocal peaks. And the Morning Dew...Extraordinary in every way. Someting was up with the band this night. Bobby's vocals on(Miracle and Watchtower****) and Brent's oua(Hey Pocky Way) were eqaully as fantastic as Jerry's (kudo's to Phil as well in Gimme Some Lovin)
Sidebar.. this space goes places few others approach

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Poster: unclejohnnyd Date: Sep 9, 2006 12:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Greatest Garcia Vocal Performances

How about Wharf Rat - especially the one on skullf*ck

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Poster: SDH2O Date: Sep 9, 2006 5:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Greatest Garcia Vocal Performances

Good question. Many answers. One of my favorites is the Morning Dew from Augusta 10/84. Maybe not one of the top ten Dews overall, but Jerry's vocal performance is incredible. So many times his guitar playing has made the hair on the back of my neck stand up, but Jerry's gut wrenching growling on this one lays me out (rest of the show isn't too bad either).

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Poster: caspersvapors Date: Sep 9, 2006 7:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Greatest Garcia Vocal Performances

lol I totally love that same Morning Dew too, I actually dl'ed the stream for that show just because of his fantastic phrasing on that Dew about a month ago, right on

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Poster: midnight sun Date: Sep 20, 2006 11:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Greatest Garcia Vocal Performances

yes, 10-12-84 is quite a Dew, and what a show! the sbd on this archive cuts to an aud patch from Unc. J's to the end, but if you haven't already, you can now D/L in lossless what was once believed to be a matrix, imo the pick of the litter

http://www.archive.org/details/gd84-10-12.aud.ladner.xxxxx.sbeok.flacf

This post was modified by midnight sun on 2006-09-21 06:50:18

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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Sep 10, 2006 5:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Greatest Garcia Vocal Performances

http://www.archive.org/details/gd68-10-12.sbd.eD.10909.sbeok.shnf

Throughout, but esp. Death Dont Have No Mercy


And then there's March 21, 1973
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http://www.archive.org/details/gd73-03-21.sbd.miller.29263.sbeok.flac



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Poster: The Bopper Date: Sep 10, 2006 10:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Greatest Garcia Vocal Performances

I wasn't at that 10/12 show but I've seen the video recently. The Dew IS amazing.

The first thing that popped into my head for vocal performance is 4/8/85. It's actually his worst sounding performance, but Jerry deserves major credit for at least trying to sing that night. I would have preferred his bronchitis voice that nice then to Weir singing all the songs or them cancelling the show. And that show turned out to be a gem.

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Poster: midnight sun Date: Sep 10, 2006 7:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Greatest Garcia Vocal Performances

is the 10/12/84 vid an official release? did you watch just the Dew, or the whole show?

6/18/83 is another memorable vocal Dew from this period

a touch of rasp in Jer's voice is most desirable

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Poster: The Bopper Date: Sep 10, 2006 11:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Greatest Garcia Vocal Performances

Midnite - send me an email sdcomputer911atyahoo.com

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Sep 9, 2006 9:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Greatest Garcia Vocal Performances

morning dew 9/18/87 - does not get any better than that from an emotional standpoint - jawdropping

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Poster: Yankee9 Date: Sep 9, 2006 11:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Greatest Garcia Vocal Performances

China Doll 4/2/73......enough said

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Poster: TulaneGDead Date: Sep 11, 2006 1:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Greatest Garcia Vocal Performances

12/31/87- wharf rat...unbelievable...even better when watching it on "ticket to new years" so you can see the exertion, passion, and love that jerry sings with

reckoning album - to lay me down/china doll (altough i think it's brent's background vocals that make it....jerry and brent sound so good together. nothing beats brent's background vocals from early 80's)

i'm a big fan of late 80's/90's when his voice becomes grissly...jerry's vocals aged like a fine wine. Kinda random, but when jerry starts to duet with bobby on masterpiece beginning in late 80's = awesome. it adds so much to that song.

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Poster: tmond Date: Sep 11, 2006 5:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Greatest Garcia Vocal Performances

It may not stand up to some of the perfect gewms out there. It is well worth having a listen to the 2nd set Alpine Valley 6/23/88. Jerry is spectaular vocally (as well as instrumentally) during Believe It Or Not. He' Gone has a few vocal peaks. And the Morning Dew...Extraordinary in every way. Someting was up with the band this night. Bobby's vocals on(Miracle and Watchtower****) and Brent's oua(Hey Pocky Way) were eqaully as fantastic as Jerry's (kudo's to Phil as well in Gimme Some Lovin)
Sidebar.. this space goes places few others approach

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Poster: tmond Date: Sep 11, 2006 5:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Greatest Garcia Vocal Performances

It may not stand up to some of the perfect gewms out there. It is well worth having a listen to the 2nd set Alpine Valley 6/23/88. Jerry is spectaular vocally (as well as instrumentally) during Believe It Or Not. He' Gone has a few vocal peaks. And the Morning Dew...Extraordinary in every way. Someting was up with the band this night. Bobby's vocals on(Miracle and Watchtower****) and Brent's oua(Hey Pocky Way) were eqaully as fantastic as Jerry's (kudo's to Phil as well in Gimme Some Lovin)
Sidebar.. this space goes places few others approach

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Poster: ReddyKillowatt Date: Sep 9, 2006 10:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Greatest Garcia Vocal Performances

I always thought the Stella Blue from 6/18/74 was one of the best considering how much it sounds like jerry is enjoying it so much.

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Poster: tmond Date: Sep 11, 2006 5:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Greatest Garcia Vocal Performances

It may not stand up to some of the perfect gewms out there. It is well worth having a listen to the 2nd set Alpine Valley 6/23/88. Jerry is spectaular vocally (as well as instrumentally) during Believe It Or Not. He' Gone has a few vocal peaks. And the Morning Dew...Extraordinary in every way. Someting was up with the band this night. Bobby's vocals on(Miracle and Watchtower****) and Brent's oua(Hey Pocky Way) were eqaully as fantastic as Jerry's (kudo's to Phil as well in Gimme Some Lovin)
Sidebar.. this space goes places few others approach

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Poster: Fishead Date: Sep 10, 2006 5:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Greatest Garcia Vocal Performances


6-9-91 he's gone

jerry belting it out like you never heard before !! whoaaa whoaaa ...nothin' ..nothin' gonna bring him back....

3-30-88 morning dew!!!!!!!!
6-26-88 black peter
3-30-90 iko ,standin on the moon
9-12-91 terrapin
9-16-91 comes a time

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Poster: The Bopper Date: Sep 10, 2006 10:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Greatest Garcia Vocal Performances

Also, please don't overlook spring '87. You can feel the energy coming out of his voice during that tour. You can listen to just about any Aiko from March or April. They all give goose bumps.

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Poster: orchiddoctor Date: Sep 10, 2006 2:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Greatest Garcia Vocal Performances

Back in time: "Hey Little One," 1966. Seriously--melt yer heart.

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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Sep 11, 2006 6:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Greatest Garcia Vocal Performances

ditto, "Hey Little One" 1966.

and 'He Was A Friend Of Mine" 1967.

"St. Stephen", "Cryptical Envelopement" 1968.

"Dark Star", "The Eleven" 1969

"Black Peter", "New Speedway Boogie" 1970